Sunday, October 23, 2016

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)


This Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus), of the woodpecker family. These woodpeckers are common in the open spaces by mountain forests.

Here it was foraging on the ground for ants and other insects. It eats many berries especially in the fall. This picture was taken close to a stream and dense forest. It has unmistakable ringing calls that come in short bursts.  

Here is a recording on an awesome site: BirdNote.org